Club Management Focus: Spring 2017

Award nominations now being accepted


It’s that time of year when we ask for nominations some of the awards presented by the EBU and EBED.

Dimmie Fleming Award

The intent of the Dimmie Fleming award is to publicly recognise those people who do not hold an official (i.e. EBU) office, but have given long and distinguished service for Bridge administration at County level.

The duration and value of the service given by those granted the Award should be significant and substantial, but will be viewed flexibly and moderated by the Awards Sub Committee. They should be volunteers who have contributed to County administration, typically giving 10/15 years’ service to the county.

Board Directors, Vice Presidents, EBU employees and Panel Tournament Directors are excluded from nomination, however after leaving office such people are eligible for an award, if they have also worked hard for bridge at County level.

All nominations can be made by any shareholder, county, or EBU member, but should be made via your County who will then submit the nomination to the EBU stating that approval of the County Committee has been obtained. These will then be collated by the EBU staff in Aylesbury for consideration by the Honours Sub Committee. There is a restriction of two nominations from any one county.

Nominations should be made using this form – please send it to kay@ebu.co.uk.

The closing date for nominations is 22nd August 2017.

See the previous winners.

The Alec Salisbury Award

The Alec Salisbury Award is made to the school teacher who has made the most effective contribution to promoting bridge.

Alec Salisbury was the EBU's Schools and Youth Officer for many years, being instrumental in the introduction of Minibridge

Typical achievements might include: Establishment of a school bridge club; developing the range of players within that club; participation in county/EBED youth events; support for the Junior Award Scheme; promotion of academic and non-academic benefits of bridge within the school and community.

Nominations can be made by any EBU member, club or county, but should be made on the nomination form. Please send nominations for this award to Richard Banbury of EBED - richard@ebedcio.org.uk - before 23rd May 2017.

See the previous winners.

The Tom Bradley Award

The Tom Bradley Award is made to the (non-school) teacher who has made the most contribution to promoting youth bridge.

Tom Bradley was the former Treasurer of the EBU, who was a champion of attracting new players into the game of bridge.

Typical achievements might include: Major contribution to Junior Bridge Development; creating a sustained interest in bridge; Interaction with the adult bridge community; support for the Junior Award Scheme; promotion of academic and non-academic benefits of bridge within the community.

Nominations can be made by any EBU member, club or county, but should be made on the nomination form. Please send nominations for this award to Richard Banbury of EBED - richard@ebedcio.org.uk - before 23rd May 2017.

See the previous winners.